Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Club Notes - 10th December

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 13
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Alice O’Connor’s Bar where the jackpot is €2750. On Sunday night last Amanda McCarthy was drawn out and chose card number 13 which wasn’t the Joker although she did win €50. Brian O’Connor and Catherine Power won €25 each.  As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Convenience Store Ballinroad, Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar and Crotty’s Corner Bar.

Our Annual General Meeting took place in Abbeyside School Hall on Friday night last and it was great to see such a big crowd not alone present but also contribute to a very informative and constructive debate on a number of matters. Club Treasurer Packie Hurney once again presented an excellent set of accounts which laid out very clearly the huge costs associated with running our club and meeting our obligations arising from our recent development works. Packie was deservedly praised for the huge time and commitment he puts into administering our accounts, one which carries a huge burden in a voluntary organisation. Jonathan O’Donovan’s Secretary’s report covered every aspect of our Club’s activities over the past 12 months and again Jonathon was thanked not alone for producing such a good report but also for the efficient manner in which he carries out his job throughout the year.
In his Chairman’s address Bernard Shields gave an excellent speech where he thanked all those who worked so hard for both the Adult and Juvenile Sections during the year. Whilst it was disappointing to end the year without any Senior Honours this year Bernard thanked the players and managers for their commitment and called for a big effort on the playing fields next year. Bernard also paid special tribute to all those who worked so tirelessly on our Club Development work not alone this year but also over the past 4 years. It is worth noting that since we began these works in excess of €450,000 has been spent in the club grounds, which is a remarkable figure in such difficult economic circumstances. Bernard also said it is great to see the new pitch ready for use in 2015 and indeed two matches took place on the pitch over the last number of days.

The election of officers then took place with the following elected:-
Presidents: Austin Flynn, Liam Enright, Éamonn Keane, Joseph Organ, Jimmy O'Leary, Fr. Michael Enright, P.E.
Vice Presidents: Fr. Michael Brennock, OSA, Fr. Colin Fives, OSA, Fr. Ned Hassett, PP.
Chairman: Bernard Shields
Vice Chairman: Frank Sweeney
Secretary: Jonathan O'Donovan
Assistant Secretary: Éamonn Cashin
Treasurer: Pakie Hurney
PRO: Neil Moore
Membership Officer: Kevin Tobin
Players' Representative: Gavin Breen

Committee: Niamh Enright, Michael Ferncombe, Audrey Hallahan, Seamie Murray, Jim O'Mahony, Michael O'Donovan, Ian Kiely, Brendan Mansfield, Seán McGrath, Seán Kiely, Pa McGovern, Eddie O’Halloran, Pa Enright.

National Draw
Tickets for the GAA National Draw are currently on sale from any member of our club committee and the adult players. There are some fantastic prizes on offer in the draw with tickets costing €10 each. For anyone who purchases their tickets before Christmas we will be holding an internal raffle where the usual selection of Christmas Hamper and other prizes will be on offer. Therefore we urge all our club supporters to please support this Draw as not only will you be helping us raise funds required to run the club but you will also be entered into not one but two draws for wonderful prizes.

Club Bingo
Our Club Bingo will continue this Sunday night in the CBS Hall where the jackpot is €450.

County Awards Night
On behalf of all in the club we would like to wish Shane Briggs the very best of luck ahead of this Friday night’s County Awards night where he nominated for Footballer of the Year. It was a great week for the Briggs family as Shane’s sister Niamh was nominated for RTE’s Sports Personality of the Year Award. We ask all our members to please vote for Niamh for this award.

Munster Club
We would like to congratulate Modeligo on their truly fantastic victory in the Munster Final last Sunday against Castlemartyr in Mallow and we wish them and Cappoquin both the very best of luck in the All Ireland Series in the New Year.

Club History
Abbeyside / Ballinacourty GAA Club was formed in 1967 as a result of the amalgamation of Abbeyside Hurling and Football Clubs and Ballinacourty Football Club. It is situated within the Parish of Abbeyside, Ballinroad and Garranbane. Located on the eastern side of the River Colligan, it forms the northern and eastern shorelines of Dungarvan Harbour from Abbeyside Church to Ballinacourty Lighthouse
Development Fund
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club has been growing at a dramatic pace over the past 10 years with the population of our parish increasing rapidly. We must ensure that we have the best facilities for all our players. We want to ensure that the next generation have the facilities that they need and deserve. We are asking supporters and friends to support this project over the next five years.
Strategic Plan
Past generations have had their visions for the future of our club. These are our current aims and with these achieved we hope to hand on the club to future generations in the same healthy state it was passed onto us.
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
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